On
Newsstands
Now
Current Issue

Find a Restaurant

Neighborhood > RiNo

Editor's Pick

And Longing Is Overthrown

757-613-3503
If you didn't check out RiNo's newest gallery ATC Den when it opened in July, you'll have another chance to see the space (and work from local artists) at this exhibition of contemporary works on paper. Denver-based photographer Christopher R. Perez, who is known for using analog photographic processes, will showcase a collection of intriguing…
Editor's Pick

5280 Dines

303-832-5280
Thanks to this exclusive fête, Denver foodies don't have to choose where to make reservations this weekend. Savor small plates prepared by more than 10 local chefs from 5280's 25 Best Restaurants list, including Jeff Osaka from 12 at Madison and El Five's Justin Cucci. Local artist Calvin Lee will also be hosting a live…

Drink RiNo Battle of the Bands

720-570-7824
Employees from Denver-based breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries will form bands and battle it out with live music at this concert hosted by the nonprofit Drink RiNo Collective. The bands will perform three songs of their choosing, while local judges critique their performances and pick a winner. You can cast your vote alongside them and…
Editor's Pick

Grand Coffee Bazaar

720-213-6139
You're already a craft beer expert and a farm-to-table devotee—why not add coffee snob to the list? At this ode to artisan roasts, you can chat with and sample from 19 local coffee-makers (including Boulder Organic Coffee and Corvus) and enjoy a breakfast booze menu including Bloody Marys, mimosas, and Epic Brewing coffee-infused beer. To…

Jacob Banks

303-296-1003
England-based, Nigerian-born artist Jacob Banks only started singing and playing the guitar five years ago at open mic nights, but he’s already gained a following thanks to his unusual African-inspired beats and intimate songwriting. Don’t miss his electrifying vocal delivery and soulful sound as he stops in Denver on his first world tour.

The Bloody Mary Festival

303-468-5443
Take Sunday brunch to the next level with unlimited tastes of the best Bloody Marys in the city. Vote for your favorite sipper among cocktails mixed by bartenders from restaurants such as Jefferson Park’s Briar Common Brewery & Eatery, and LoHi’s Highland Tavern. Food will also be available from from the various restaurants whipping up…
Editor's Pick

Chef & Brew

303-468-5443
OK, so you can figure out that cheddar goes with Chardonnay. How about marrying crab cakes and an IPA? This culinary competition challenges 20-plus local chefs and brewers—in duos ranging from Little Machine Beer and Avelina to Caution: Brewing Company and Cho 77—to create the city's best beer-and-bite combo. Judges (including 5280's own Denise Mickelsen)…

5280 Dines

Get your tickets here! An exclusive culinary experience celebrating 5280 magazine's 25 Best Restaurants list. Socialize with the city's finest chefs and enjoy curated small plates from winning restaurants, paired cocktails, live music and tastes from local producers. Presented by CFA Society Colorado. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Mile High United Way Women United…
Editor's Pick

Lee Spirits Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Competition

303-295-3333
Trump-inspired tiki drinks and Cosmos on dry ice, step aside. This evening is devoted to the classics. Local bartenders including Alex Daniluk of Ste. Ellie and Jesse Bowen of Occidental will whip up their takes on 100-year-old recipes for this contest–think: Old Fashioneds and Sazeracs alongside obscure picks like the rum-based Mary Pickford or the gin-based Bee's Knees.…
Editor's Pick

Puppy Yoga

303-736-8376
Goat yoga is so last month. Explore new frontiers of animal-assisted asanas with this afternoon event, featuring a donation-based class from CorePower Yoga and a two-hour meet and greet with some very good boys (and girls) from local animal welfare organization PawsCo. All of the pups on hand for this event are available for adoption, so come…

Peopled Places

720-502-5635
No need to pinch yourself, the dreamlike worlds and eccentric characters conjured in this exhibition are rooted in reality. While these paintings and sculptures appear lighthearted and whimsical, each artist is using their work to reflect on gentrification, urban life, and the environment. For example, the bucolic illustrations of Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Shaffer are filled…

Colorado Crush

Watch these spray can Picassos in action as they paint the town red (and blue and green and yellow…) Throughout the week, artists from Denver and beyond (the lineup will not be announced until the week of) will create massive technicolor murals on the walls of buildings throughout the River North Arts District. This graffiti-centric…

Black Shirt Brewing Co. Pig Roast

Barbecue and beers — it doesn't get any more American than that. Denver’s own Tender Belly pork is on the menu (prepared by chef Matt Kender) so guests can feast on roasted pork with housemade IPA barbecue sauce, smoked mac and cheese, and red ale baked beans, while sipping on a Blood Orange IPA or…
Editor's Pick

Park Burger Charity Ride to Lookout

720-381-0126
Who says a burger place can't be good for your health? On this ride, groups of competitive and casual bikers will set out from the RiNo location of Park Burger and embark on a 40-mile, 2,300-foot-elevation-gain journey to the top of Lookout Mountain. The goal of the day is to raise money for local cycling…

Sara Wilson/Fly Okay – Phree Town

720-502-5635
At this whimsical solo exhibition, Sara Wilson (better known by the moniker Fly Okay) will share a collection of illustrations inspired by her Koreatown experiences. In her work, the Los Angeles–based digital artist depicts fantastic worlds full of monsters, mythological creatures, and references to pop culture, such as characters from ’90s hit anime show Sailor…
Editor's Pick

Top Taco Denver

303-931-2344
Cinco de Mayo may be over, but it's not too late to chow down on the city's best tacos and tequilas. More than 50 local restaurants—including Los Chingones, Work & Class, and Tacos Tequila Whiskey—bring their best foldable Mexican fare to this showcase. People's choice and judge's choice honors will be given out to the…
Editor's Pick

Diggin’ On Miles Davis

303-295-3333
The smooth tunes of one of jazz's biggest names come to life in this show courtesy of University of Colorado Boulder alum and current jazz great Dr. Josh D. Reed. Reed and his band will perform numbers from Davis' 1950s Prestige Quintet recordings, which featured Davis and John Coltrane jamming to numbers such as "When…

The Denver Deluxe

720-381-0126
With temperatures topping 90 degrees, summer has officially reached the Mile High City—celebrate the season at this outdoor music festival. Between live performances by groups such as jam band Tea Leaf Green and indie ensemble Futurebirds, savor a juicy burger from Park Burger and a summery blonde from 10 Barrel Brewing Co. or watch street artists paint new murals.  Proceeds…

A Modern Baroque

720-502-5635
Thanks to this group exhibition, you don't have to travel to the Louvre or Palace of Versailles to see ornate Baroque art. To create each piece in the show—from New York–based AM DeBrincat’s mixed media portraits garnished with gold leaf to Old Master–inspired watercolors by Michelle Avery Konczyk—the artists incorporated elements of the 17th- and 18th-century style to…
Editor's Pick

Brewery Dragstravaganza: Punk Rock Drag Show

303-997-8288
Get a preview of Denver PrideFest festivities at this grundy show, during which drag queens will trade diva anthems by Whitney Houston and Madonna for a more untraditional setlist. Comedian Ian Douglas Terry co-hosts with local drag stars Vivica Galactica and Yvie Oddly while the performers show off songs by alternative icons such as David Bowie and Prince as well as punk rock stars.…

Bike MS Party for a Cause

303-736-8376
You're going to spend Friday night out anyway—why not help raise money to fight MS at the same time? At this charity event, savor a crisp rosé from Infinite Monkey Theorem and alpine tacos from Skadi's food truck while DJ Ejay spins catchy beats. Be sure to enter a raffle for a chance to win a cruiser bike. Proceeds…
Editor's Pick

Reflections

303-297-9831
Think back to the cut-and-pasted collages you might have made in school as a kid, and now imagine they were made up of political headlines and avant garde self-portraits rather than pictures of puppies or cars. That gives you some idea of the radical-yet-familiar work of local artist Jessica Loredo. In this solo exhibition, the Denverite uses news…
Editor's Pick

Chicken Fight

303-931-2344
Ordinarily, watching a fight between fowl is frowned upon, but this brawl is a bit more civilized. Denver's best poultry chefs (Brider, Yardbird, and Fire on the Mountain are among the 40-restaurant list) face off for the finest edible chicken honors in this throwdown, with titles awarded for the best barbecue, fried chicken, wings, and overall dish.…
Editor's Pick

A Midsummer Night’s Dr(a)m

303-997-8288
For Shakespeare's original audiences, brews enhanced the theater-going experience—so why shouldn't the actors performing his works get the same buzz? This performance explores the bawdier side of the Bard with a 60-minute adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream wherein the actors and viewers imbibe throughout the show. During this three-stop tour, watch fairies conspire to unite two couples…
Editor's Pick

Pret a Porter

303-468-5443
Fashion designers aren't the only creatives who can send models sashaying down a runway. During this competition put on by the International Interior Design Association's Rocky Mountain Chapter, 39 teams of architects and interior designers are paired with producers of industrial goods like tiles or carpet to create high-fashion looks. The completed designs will be judged by Denver's own Project…

Millers & Rossi

720-257-5342
Located inside a former manufacturing warehouse, this RiNo art gallery doubles as a speakeasy. order a smoked old fashioned and indulge in chef Casey Miller's tapas-style shared plates, such as the wagyu steak taco topped with Twisted Sister hot sauce aïoli and pickled jicama slaw.

Newsletter Signup

Keep me up to date on the latest trends and happenings around Denver. 5280 has a newsletter for everyone. Sign Up